Master of Business Administration

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)


Front exterior shot of the Sobey building at Saint Mary's University.

The Sobey MBA is a transformative, dynamic and challenging program that will equip you with the concepts and tools to be an effective leader in today's global economy. World-class faculty, a network of high-calibre classmates and a strong connection to the business community will enrich your learning experience.

The program provides you with a solid academic foundation, applied learning opportunities and a variety of student-to-business events for a deeper appreciation of business. This program is available full- or part-time, with an accelerated option for qualified students.

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The Benefits of an MBA from the Sobey School of Business

  • We offer a range of programs with the flexibility to suit your individual needs and schedule.
  • You will have access to world-class research and faculty.
  • We provide a comprehensive personal and career development program to assist you in finding meaningful employment.
  • We facilitate experiential learning for real-life skills, including internships, consulting projects, case competitions and the management of the student-run IMPACT investment fund.
  • You will have the opportunity to earn professional designations like CPA and CMC.
  • You will develop leadership skills through a variety of team experiences and classroom instruction.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (B average).
  • Minimum score of 550 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • A TOEFL iBT score of at least 100 with no band below 20 or an IELTS score of at least 7.0 with no band below 6.5
  • Work experience of at least 2 years is required.

Application Deadlines and Key Dates

  • International:
    • February 1 (Chinese applicants)
    • April 1 (all other International applicants)
  • Canadian and Permanent Residents:
    • June 15 (September intake)
    • November 15 (January intake)
  • Program Start Date: September or January (Part-time Canadian/Permanent Residents)
  • Minimum time to completion: 2 years (Full-time), 4 years (Part-Time)

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Program Director

Dr. Margaret McKee
902-491-8613
margaret.mckee@smu.ca
Office Number: Sobey 218

Managing Director

Leah Ray
902-420-5729
leah.ray@smu.ca
Office Number: Sobey 204

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Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
902-420-5089
fgsr@smu.ca
fgsr.smu.ca